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Midweek break will benefit Terras, says Mark Molesley

by: theterras

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Mark Molesley has said that a break from having to play Tuesday evening fixtures has given him a good opportunity to rest his squad.

After a grueling run of ten games in five weeks, Weymouth are currently in the middle of a seven-day break between fixtures. Which the Weymouth boss has said will give his side more opportunity to work on the training ground.

Ben Thomson returned to the side last week after a hamstring injury and Mark Molesley confirmed that Josh McQuoid is progressing in his rehabilitation.

“Josh McQuoid stepped up his rehab (on Saturday), which is a great sign, he did some work on the pitch before the game, we’ve got to be careful with him,” Mark Molesley told theterras.com. “We’re hoping he is more weeks than months, which is good.

“We’re pleased that the midweek games have gone away now for a few weeks so we can rest up a few bodies. 

“The great news was Thomson getting through 90 minutes, which was massive for us. We’ve missed both of them whilst they’ve been out, with Thommo back and Josh not too far behind then things are looking a little bit rosier.”

Weymouth were pleased to get back to winning ways at the Bob Lucas Stadium last Saturday after a frustrating run of results, including back-to-back draws away from home.

“We had been frustrated on our travels, the previous Saturday and Tuesday. I think at Tonbridge we were nowhere near our levels, I think there was a lack of energy about us but that certainly wasn’t the case against Welling,” Mark Molesley added. 

“Ten games in overall, I think we’ve equipped ourselves well, we’ll always continue to look to improve and evolve better, but after two tough travels, the energy and the attitude from the boys was superb.

“Not only that, the professionalism too, because we had to be patient against a good Welling side, a well-organised side. 

“The ten-men actually became more difficult, they banked up and made it very difficult, but ultimately a clean sheet and three points so we’re very delighted.”

Brett Williams came off the bench to force the winner in the 75th-minute, as he has done before this season the Terras manager was keen to emphasise the importance of the whole squad this season.

“We had all the play and lots of crosses, we were probing and playing well but we just needed that final touch,” Mark Molesley continued. “Jake McCarthy showed that little bit of quality, got his head and knee over the ball and got a great strike which forced a great save, but Brett Williams was instinctively in the right place at the right time, we were lucky that we had that to come on.

“We’ve got a good squad and we’ve needed every single one of them so far and we’ll need that again. 

“It’s horses for courses in some games, Brett’s come off the bench and delivered the goods.”

Weymouth are on the road again this weekend when they travel to St Albans City on Saturday, before another away game the following Saturday at Sholing in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

Mark Molesley told theterras.com that his side will be having ‘a bit of a breather’ this week and getting back to work on the training ground in preparation for the weekend.

“The two trips away and the bank holiday the weekend before took it’s toll a little bit, we picked up a couple of key injuries so it’s just having a little bit of a breather, getting back on the training ground, get back to work but also rest a few people. 

“Hopefully, we can take a bit of a deep breath this week and see how we can continue to improve.”

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